The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

(1)  English language learner--A person who is in the process of acquiring English and has another language as the first native language. The terms English language learner and limited English proficient student are used interchangeably.

(2)  Dual language immersion--An educational approach in which students learn two languages in an instructional setting that integrates subject content presented in English and another language. Models vary depending on the amount of each language used for instruction at each grade level. The program must be based on instruction that adds to the student's first language. The implementation of a dual language immersion program model is optional.

(3)  School district--For the purposes of this subchapter, the definition of a school district includes an open-enrollment charter school.

Source: The provisions of this §89.1203 adopted to be effective May 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 3822.


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